Sarku Franchise Program Yields Six New Restaurants in New York Metropolitan Area

Sarku Japan, the largest and most successful Japanese Quick Service Restaurant chain (QSR) in the United States, continues the northeast expansion of its franchise program with the opening of six new Teriyaki and Sushi Express stores in the New York metropolitan area. New locations include Brooklyn, Long Island, Harlem, Yonkers and two stores in Queens. Traditionally located in mall foodcourts nationally, Sarku expanded its brand in 2008 with the launch of free-standing restaurants in major metro markets across the country.

“Ever since opening our street locations in Northern New Jersey, we’ve received a tremendous response from both customers and potential franchisees,” said Bruce Kim, Assistant Vice President of Franchises. “Due to store visibility and brand resonance among customers, metro NYC was the logistical next step.”

According to Kim, with the popularity of healthy Japanese quick service food like teriyaki and sushi on the rise, there has never been a better time to open a Sarku Japan franchise. The company offers franchisee support in all areas including training, operations, and marketing.

Sarku Japan is now accepting franchise applications from qualified applicants. For more information, visit, call 1-800-668-3858 ext. 694, or email

Established in 1987, Sarku Japan can be found in over 200 food courts in high-profile malls nationwide. Since 2008, Sarku Japan has introduced free-standing restaurants in major metro markets such as Atlanta, Chicago, New York City, D.C., and Los Angeles, as well as international markets such as South America. The company’s plans for expansion include opening 15-20 corporate and franchise stores per year over the next five years. Corporate headquarters are located in Markham, Ontario Canada.